He was born September 5, 1927 in Tazwell County, Virginia, the son of George and Maggie Jenkins Cochran. He was a World War II Marine Corps Veteran, and a member of the Lighthouse Full Gospel Church.
He is survived by three brothers, Gilber Cochran of Caneyville; Claude Cochran of Phoenix, Ariz., and Thomas Cochran of Anneta, Ky.; three sisters, Hazel Mitten and Etta Rodriguez, both of Wayne, Mich., and Katie Poindexter of Inkster, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, George Cochran; and two sisters, Maggie and Estel Carol Cochran.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at the Watson & Hunt Funeral Chapel in Leitchfield.
Burial was in the Kelly Cemetery in Caneyville.